Magic of the cup turns back clock

We’ll be turning back the clock when we tune in for this year’s FA Cup final on May 30.

Our founder, James Steele Chinneck [pictured right] was vice-chairman of Portsmouth FC when its victorious side lifted the famous trophy in 1939.

The team memorably triumphed over a much-fancied Wolves side 4-1 and ended up keeping the cup for seven years because of the Second World War.

We’re proud of our links with the FA Cup – the world’s oldest cup competition date – and the end of season showpiece has become a firm fixture in the Chinneck Shaw calendar.

It’s a great reminder of our company’s rich heritage and strong community links.

Our director Neil Shaw said: “The FA Cup has a tremendous history and as a company it’s nice to have some association with it.

“The final always brings back memories and has become a very popular date in our calendar. It’s an opportunity to remember our heritage and the local links upon which the success of the business was built."

He added: “With many football fans in our offices, we’ll be looking forward to the game. We don’t mind who wins, as long as it is a good match.”

James Steele Chinneck founded Chinneck Shaw in 1883. His business has gone on to become one of the longest established estate agents, lettings agents, property managers and chartered surveyors in the area.

Based in Portsmouth, we have offices in Milton Road and Tangier Road in Copnor, covering an area reaching out in a 25-mile radius from Southampton to Petersfield and Chichester.

We’re also proud to be part of a consortium at Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) which holds shares in Portsmouth FC.

Half a billion fans worldwide are expected to tune into the FA Cup final on May 30 between Aston Villa and Arsenal.

Portsmouth won the FA Cup more recently in 2008, beating Cardiff 1-0. They also reached the final in 2010 but lost to Chelsea 1-0.

Maybe we’ll be cheering them on in the final next year!